Trainees are advised to inform themselves of the timing of all curricular modules in their academic year and must remember that they are responsible for meeting the various assessment and progression requirements throughout the training programme. The Faculty is committed to the promotion of an environment for work which upholds the dignity and respect of staff and which supports every individual’s right to work in an environment which is free of any form of harassment, intimidation or bullying. Details of lectures can be found on MedHub.
Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training (CSCST)
This is available to Specialist Registrars upon completion of five accredited years of training, obtaining Fellowship of Faculty of Radiologists and Radation Oncologists and completion of mandatory modules as required by the Faculty. It will only be available once all these requirements have been met. We will not be able to provide CSCST earlier than this.
Procedure to obtain CCST
- If all five years of training have been fully accredited with the Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists we will automatically provide you with CSCST. Please ensure that we have the correct postal address on file.
- If four years of training were carried out with the Faculty, and the fifth year is to be undertaken abroad, please note that you must be granted prior approval by the Fellowship Advisory Committee for the Fellowship year before completion of fourth year. Out of Programme Experience Form A must be completed and submitted in this regard. Following completion of your Fellowship abroad, an Out of Programme Experience Form B must be completed and submitted with a supervisors end of fellowship report, a copy of the curriculum and an updated cv.
- Maximum of one year out of programme experience is recognised for HST(Curriculum to be approved by the Faculty)
Health & Wellbeing
Policies & Guidelines
Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists - Travel Bursary & Publication Award
1: Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists Travel Bursary
It has been proposed by the Dean and Scientific Committee that a limited number of bursaries of up to €1,000 can be made available for Radiology and Radiation Oncology SpRs presenting research or audit at international meetings. This can include oral presentation of posters. Presentations relevant to Radiology/Radiation Oncology quality improvement will also be considered.
There will be a maximum of 10 bursaries available each year to reimburse trainees for travel, accommodation and registration for any meeting attended during the calendar year 2023. These claims can be made retrospectively. If there are more than 10 applications, the distribution of the awards will be decided by the Scientific Committee based on the merit of the topic. Applications may be made up to 31st January 2024. Applicants must be able to supply receipts for the expenses which are to be reimbursed.
2: Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists Publication Award
It has been proposed by the Dean and Scientific Committee that an award of up to €500 will made to Radiology and Radiation Oncology SpRs who have published papers in a peer-reviewed journal as first author. Publications relevant to radiology quality improvement will also be considered. There will be a maximum of five awards available each year for any article published during the calendar year 2023. The distribution of the awards will be decided by the Scientific Committee based on the merit of the paper. Applicants may also apply for the Travel Bursary within the same calendar year if presentation and publication have occurred within 12 months.
Applications may be made up to 31st January 2024. Applicants must be on the current training scheme or, for publications, undertaken the research while part of the scheme (this may require signing off by the supervising consultant).
Training Support Scheme (TSS)
Additional Training Support Funding has been made available to NCHDs from July 2019 onwards. This scheme is in addition to existing financial supports such as the Clinical Course and Exam Refund Scheme and the Higher Specialist Training Fund. Funding is allocated based on Grade and the table below indicates the amount available under the TSS for each registration training year, July – July. Funding is available pro-rata for doctors employed on shorter contract durations.
The new allowances from 9th January 2023 are as follows:
|Amount per Registration Year
|SHOs and Registrars
|SPRs/GP Registrars/Psychiatry SRs on a training scheme
A list of approved clinical courses, conferences and examinations that can be claimed for under the TSS are listed here.
Please see the NCHD Training Supports Scheme (TSS) Guidance Document for Employers & NCHDs here.
Further information/user guide on how to submit claims for refunds under this Scheme can be found here
Clinical Course & Examination Refund Scheme for NCHDs
This scheme is open to all NCHDs. There is an approved list of clinical courses & examinations qualifying for this refund scheme contained in the guidance document. A maximum contribution of €450 is payable to NCHDs for each course or exam on this list. The NCHD must make an application for Clinical Course and Exam Refund Scheme payment through the CCERS section of their NER account.
Specialist Training Fund for Higher Specialist Trainees
Dr Richard Steevens’ Scholarship – Call for Applications OPEN
The HSE is inviting applications for the Dr. Richard Steevens’ Scholarship for positions commencing in July 2024. Applications from all specialty areas will be considered.
Applications should focus on the acquisition of particular identified training for which opportunities are limited or unavailable in Ireland, which are relevant to the Irish health service and which will benefit future patient care in Ireland.
The HSE envisages that up to four Scholarships will be awarded. In cases where the successful applicants have some financial support from their host institution or other source, this will be offset against the scholarship, in which case it may be possible to award additional bursaries under the programme.
The details of which are available in the “Applicant’s Guide”. Please see the “Applicant’s Guide” for more information, available from Training Bodies.
Applications must be received by the Training Body by November 3rd, 2023.
Aspire Post CSCST Fellowship Program 2024
Aspire is an NDTP-funded world-class Post CSCST Fellowship Program in Ireland. The Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists identifies and recruits fellowships for its training community.
The Faculty of Radiologists and Radiation Oncologists has partnered with HSE NDTP to establish a number of world-class Post CSCST Fellowships in the area of Radiology and Radiation Oncology.
The Aspire Fellowship is a 12-month program for doctors in receipt of a CSCST from an Irish Postgraduate Training Body.The program offers exceptional individuals high-quality training and exposure to speciality training and advancedclinical skills, in addition to an SpR salary for the duration of the fellowship. There are 40 world-class Aspire fellowships permanently established across the acute, primary care and mental health specialities.
Aspire Post CSCST Fellowships offers:
● A structured educational experience
● A personal supervisor
● Opportunities for audit and research
● SpR salary for the duration of the fellowship
2024 Programme Information
Fellowship commences: July 2024
Duration: 12 months
Eligibility: Applicants must hold a CSCST from an Irish Postgraduate Training Body and be within three years of completion of Higher Specialist Training in July 2024 or have entered the specialist division of the MCI register within two years.
Call for Proposals: The Faculty of Radiologist and Radiation Oncologists have an open call for proposal until July 15th, 2023. You can download program information and the application form here.
Applications: Aspire Fellowship positions commencing in July 2024 will be advertised on this page in October 2023.
Read more about the Aspire Post CSCST Fellowships.